JAG Healthcare When James (Jim) Anthony Griffths was 11 years old, his parents opened and operated along-termm care facility. Jim grew up seeing the joy in residents when they are cared for with love and respect. As an adult, he found the same passion to care for residents as his parents and worked for them…

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Lawson Chiropractic The Lawson family has called Marion home for generations. Dr. AB Lawson was a dentist who treated President Harding’s family. A few generations later, John Lawson, DC was working as an EMT after graduating from Chiropractic school when he purchased a practice in Kenton in 1967. Years later, Dr. John began working at…

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Marion Community Credit Union In 1950s Marion, doctors, lawyers, and successful businessmen had a variety of banking services, but blue collar workers had no place to go. In 1960, the Erie Railroad workers took the matter into their own hands. Fed up with being denied loans and other banking services, they pooled their resources to…

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Startek The Mansfield STARTEK site took its first call ten years ago on April 1st, 2008. Since then, STARTEK has not only become a prominent employer in the Mansfield area, they have also broken barriers and set standards in the industry. STARTEK is an inbound call center, serving as a third party call center for…

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Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Mia Needles is now thriving thanks to support from MCBDD When Mia Needels was born, she began an uphill battle. She weighed just over 4 lbs, had a heart murmur, and was experiencing difficulty eating and breathing. At two weeks old, she left the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In the…

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Peacock Water Experts Since 1953 Launching a small business is hard, and starting a business with family members poses a unique set of challenges and benefits. In 1906, brothers Albert and Jim Peacock took the risk and went into business together. They started Peacock Brothers Plumbing. Fast forward nearly five decades – in 1953, Albert’s…

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Goldrush Jewelers When Shelley Rush received a broach from her grandmother at a young age, she knew that it would always carry a special place in her heart, “It still reminds me of her. It isn’t an extraordinarily expensive piece, but the sentiment adds more value than a hefty price tag ever could.” Fast forward…

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Kindred Hospice Hospice Care is not a last ditch effort, nor is it care for those who have given up on life. Hospice is keeping you in the driver’s seat of your health; focusing on the quality of life within the quantity remaining. Kindred Hospice offers individualized care beyond pain and symptom management. Becky Schifer…

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Buckeye Optical Helping Marion See 20/20 Over 10 years ago, Jeramy Donelson was a licensed optician at a big box store in Marion. Today, he is the co-owner of a successful independent optical practice. Terrible hours, lack of control, and the corporate push to see as many customers as possible pushed Jeramy to the realization…

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Marion County Fair Celebrating Its 167th Anniversary! This year the Marion County Fair celebrates its 167th year anniversary. What started as an agricultural exhibit sanctioned by the Ohio General Assembly in 1851 has transformed into the largest annual community event. Growing every year, the 2017 fair features six days of entertainment, shows, contests, rides, 4-H…

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